Student Employment Services

Employer on-Campus: Winnipeg’s largest Indigenous employment agency

April 26, 2017 • Written by

Do you have questions about employment? We can help!

The Centre for Aboriginal Human Resource Development (CAHRD) and RRC’s Student Employment Services are partnering on campus to answer all your employment-related questions!

Winnipeg’s largest Indigenous employment agency will be on campus to discuss employment supports and services, as well as their career fast-track program, which matches job-ready Indigenous candidates with top Winnipeg employers.

RRC’s very own Student Employment Services will also be present to answer students’ and recent graduates’ employment-related questions.

Friday, May 5, 2017
11am – 1pm (come and go)
Library Hallway – Notre Dame Campus

For additional information, contact Red River College’s Student Employment Services at 204.632.3966 or email

Featured menu items: Coffee, Cookies and Career Tips

April 10, 2017 • Written by

The RRC Student Support Services team is here to assist you in your transition from College to career!

Stop by Room P107 – Exchange District Campus for coffee and cookies, and ask us questions related to your job search.

RRC Career Cafe
April 11, 2017, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
P107 – Exchange District Campus

Each serving of cookie and coffee comes with tips of your choice including resumes, cover letters, interviews, managing interview anxiety, self-care in the workplace, student work permits, communicating your needs in the workplace, excelling in the workplace, and English at work!

We also will have a professional photographer on site to provide you with a free professional headshot, perfect for your LinkedIn profile!

We look forward to seeing you there!


Employer on-Campus: 200 positions for Cirque du Soleil through Adecco!

April 3, 2017 • Written by

Join Adecco Under the Big Top!

We have over 200 positions available during Cirque du Soleil’s Kurios performance in Winnipeg! Join us to learn more about the opportunities available and how to apply.

Merchandising Associate – VIP Host/Hostess – Usher – Runner – Prep Cook – Food and Beverage – Dishwasher – Costume/Wardrobe Assistant – Box Office Associate

Big Top

Roblin Centre – Exchange District Campus
Room W314, 160 Princess Street
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
11:00 am – 12:00 noon or
12 noon – 1:00 pm

Patterson GlobalFoods Institute – Exchange District Campus
Room 301, 504 Main Street
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Register online to attend one of the information sessions at:


Bring your resume!
Deadline for registration: April 10, 2017
Limited seating available – sign up early!


Live Stream Presentations: Employment Preparation

March 27, 2017 • Written by

Cover Letters, Resumes and Interviews

Live Stream Presentations

Student Employment Services offers a variety of employment-related workshops to assist students to develop the skills required to be competitive throughout the job search process.

Upcoming presentations:Join us! In person, eTV Studio - GM 33 (near North Gym) Notre Dame Campus or via live stream click on the "live stream" image to play. No username or password required.

Writing Convincing Cover Letters
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Submitting a convincing cover letter to accompany your resume is an important part of the application process. In this presentation, you will obtain the information required to create a professional cover letter.

  • Types of cover letters
  • Cover letter do’s and don’ts
  • Essential elements of a cover letter
  • Mistakes that can cost you

Creating Effective Resumes
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Your resume introduces you to a potential employer and highlights your qualifications as they relate to the position. Having an outstanding resume can greatly improve your chances of getting the interview. In this presentation, you will obtain information on how to create effective resumes.

  • Your resume as a marketing tool
  • Types of resumes and choosing your style
  • Key components of a resume
  • Layout, formatting and content
  • References

Putting Your Best Self Forward at an Interview
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

An interview is an essential element to securing a job and preparation is key. In this presentation, you will obtain information on the best interview practices.

  • Purpose of the interview
  • Types of interviews
  • Preparing for the interview
  • Types of interview questions and answers
  • Personal presentation
  • After the interview

Ask us a question! Time will be available to answer any questions you might have.
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Professional Perspective: What you know vs. Who you know

March 20, 2017 • Written by
How about some more Professional Perspective, where industry professionals share their insights regarding various employment-related topics?

aZain Ali, Human Resource Manager at Domo Gasoline Corporation Ltd. is back with more of his professional perspective. Zain’s professional perspective comes from an accumulation of his personal experience as an international student and his professional work experience within various industries, and now as a Human Resource Manager.

Today’s question is:

Why should students and new graduates consider networking as they prepare to enter the world of work?

networkingZain’s Professional Perspective

Is networking important? Will it help me in landing a job? Shouldn’t I just apply for the jobs?

These are some of the questions that I hear when it comes to networking. I strongly believe that networking is a crucial step in succeeding in your career in any industry. Just don’t confuse networking with a quick-fix pill that will solve all your job searching challenges in one snap.

Networking typically does not cost a lot of money, but it does cost time and effort to build the human connection that is vital to networking your way to a job. Being at the right networking events, you can help you form relationships with people who can help you land your next job.

Networking has so many more benefits than just securing a job:

1. Friendship goals

“A friend in need is a friend indeed.” We all like to give advice, and sometimes require a little ourselves. Books can teach you a lot, but an experienced friend, colleague, and mentor can help you navigate the many surprises that your career has to offer! Having a great network can equip you with strategies and supports that you need to manage your job search process.

2. Opportunities

Sometimes, through networking, you can land monetary benefits like a job, joint ventures, client leads, and partnerships to a start-up. Who knows, you could be the next Steve Jobs and start a business from your garage, or you may be the most wanted asset to an organization! Don’t hesitate to show where you stand and what you bring to the table at networking events.

3. Becoming known

Getting noticed is a huge benefit of networking. Attending networking events will certainly help others to take interest in you and this may present opportunities or customer referrals that can set you up for long term success.

4. Positive influence

“Birds of the same feather flock together.” You are who you hang out with. At networking events, you may get positively influenced to do something great. Or, people may get influenced by your ideologies that can launch the next big thing… you!

5. The 2 Cs

Not everyone is able to stand in front of hundreds of people and give a speech. Those who can are either natural public speakers or have devoted countless hours to practicing the art of public speaking. Attending networking events can help you build the 2 Cs – confidence and character. Believe me when I say, I had stage fright, too! But Toastmasters, charity events, networking events, and best man speeches helped me overcome this fear and allowed me to speak confidently in front of a huge crowd! No matter the size, I can now woo the audience with my speech!

Often, it is what you know and who you know that help you land a great career. Not just one of them.

For more information on networking, visit Student Employment Services’ Online Employment Resources or book an appointment with an RRC Employment Advisor at 204.632.3966 or

Want to read more professional perspectives? Check out past editions here:
Professional Perspective – What employers are really thinking




Employer on-Campus: Walmart Canada – Accelerated Leadership Program

March 20, 2017 • Written by

Calling all students graduating by Spring 2017 who are looking to jump-start a career in management!

Walmart Canada we will be hiring graduates from across Canada directly into full-time permanent Assistant Manager roles through Walmart Canada’s Accelerated Leadership Program. The selected graduates will launch their career in Store Operations with a 12-week leadership development program that is a combination of classroom theory and hands on experience managing store operations in a fast paced-retail environment.

Why should you apply?Walmart1

  • Opportunity to discover the inner workings of one of the most successful companies in the world
  • Best in class training and development
  • Multiple and diverse career opportunities
  • Starting base salary of $50k+, Annual bonus, Deferred Profit Share Plan, Associate Stock Purchase Plan, associate discount
  • 3 Weeks’ vacation and full benefits effective on your start date

Join us to learn more about Walmart Canada’s Accelerated Leadership Program!

Thursday, March 30, 2017
Black Lecture Theatre
Notre Dame Campus, 2055 Notre Dame Avenue
12:00 noon to 1:00 pm

Register online at:
If you have difficulty registering contact Student Employment Services at 204.632.3966.


Career Fair: Rotary Career Symposium 2017

March 10, 2017 • Written by

Rotary Career Symposium 2017

Tuesday, March 14: 6 pm – 8 pm
Wednesday, March 15:  9 am – 3 pm
Thursday, March 16:  9 am – 3 pm

RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg
375 York Avenue

Created to showcase leading industries, employment and educational opportunities in Manitoba and beyond, the Rotary Career Symposium is a unique event to help expand your career possibilities! From Aerospace to Law, Trades to Government, Hospitality to Technology, more than 185 Exhibit booths and 30 speaker sessions are included in the two-day event. Featuring both business and educational leaders to help you to update your career profile, it’s the largest and most comprehensive event of its kind in Canada. Don’t miss out!

For event details, click here: Rotary Career Symposium 2017


For more information on how to prepare for career fairs, visit Student Employment Services’ Online Employment Resources or book an appointment with an RRC Employment Advisor at 204.632.3966 or




Professional Perspective: Be the solution employers need

March 9, 2017 • Written by
Welcome back to Professional Perspective where industry professionals share their insights regarding various employment related topics!

Wendy Ferris, Partner at inVision Edge, is answering today’Wendy Ferriss question. Wendy’s professional perspective comes from years of working in human resources and now collaborating with amazing business owners, leaders and teams, creating strategies and driving innovation to achieve results.

Today’s question:

Why is innovation a must-have for today’s new grads?


Wendy’s Professional Perspective

In the business world, the speed of change is only increasing. In addition, consumers are now more educated and have more choice and accessibility to products and services than ever before. Companies are looking for new ways to compete and stand out.

The innovative employee is a rare commodity. Companies are looking for employees who understand the business, take initiative and offer solutions that make business sense.

I’m not talking about the clichéd and typical suggestion boxes here.  It is time for smart solutions that positively impact customers, employees, AND the bottom-line.

So how can you prepare yourself to make a difference for your employers and stand out by coming up with great ideas and solutions? Good news! You don’t need to be Steve Jobs to be innovative!  Here are some quick tips to point you in the right direction:

1. Don’t lose your creative mojo

The greatest thing about students like you is that you are fresh, energetic and eager. Use that energy to generate ideas by doing research and finding stimulus to make sure you are coming up with something new. Work with teams and others, get their thoughts and collaborate. The quality of your ideas radically improves by adding the diversity of others to the process.

Notice that I didn’t suggest “brainstorming”. That’s because traditional brainstorming methods will only result in ideas that are already percolating in your head. Push yourself to look at patents, trends, markets, insights, tech and dig deep to come up with new ideas. Once you get started, it gets fun! You’d be surprised at how much you can find in as little as an hour!

2. Critically think it through

It doesn’t take long to find the example of the passionate, unsuccessful inventor on Dragon’s Den. Avoid that. I’m glad that you love your idea…but will anyone else? Ideas are really a dime a dozen. But smart ideas are rare. So spend time critically thinking it through. Will it really work? Is it really all that unique? Now’s the time to think of all the things that may get in the way of your idea working. Test it out before you present it. Do a survey or conduct focus groups and get customer or user input. (Warning: don’t rely on just your family and friends opinions…get out there and get real feedback from people who aren’t worried about hurting your feelings!)

3. Get over it

So you got input that told you that your idea has flaws? GREAT! Now you have information to work with and the opportunity to build and improve your idea. Don’t waste time over analyzing…test your ideas, learn from the information, and ACT.  Make decisions. Make improvements. But do it quickly. This is not the time for analysis paralysis.

4. Make a case

I’m sorry, but any idea that doesn’t have a math model along with it isn’t worth listening to. Your boss is going to want to know what it is going to cost, how much revenue it will make or how it is going to save money for the company. What is the ROI on your idea? How long will it take to pay off the investment? What problem are you solving? Who is your customer? Make sure you are ready to communicate your idea clearly, confidently and with data. If math isn’t your thing, find someone who can help you. Your idea might be fantastic; but no math, no green light.

I guarantee you that if you can present your boss with smart, well thought out ideas with a business case…you will stand out.

Just remember who gave you this advice when you become my boss, k?

For more information on how to prepare for your job search, visit Student Employment Services’ Online Employment Resources or book an appointment with an RRC Employment Advisor at 204.632.3966 or

Want to read more professional perspectives? Check out past editions here:
Professional Perspective: Beyond submitting job applications
Professional Perspective: Writing cover letters
Professional Perspective: Creating eye-catching resumes
Professional Perspective: Starting early with your job search

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